Bundesliga giants unite against Champions League reform

16 May 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Germany’s clubs with Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert in front have united against the plans saying that they would have “unacceptable consequences for the national leagues in Europe.”

Bundesliga members condemn ECA/ UEFA proposals for club competitions.

“Bayern and Dortmund are clearly against the reform concept,” says CEO.

Legia Warsaw chairman says reforms can help those outside Europe’s top five leagues.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

As the 55 UEFA member associations meet Friday in Budapest to discuss reform of European club competition from 2024, Germany’s clubs have united against the plans saying that they would have “unacceptable consequences for the national leagues in Europe.”

The show of unity by the 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs at the DFL’s assembly in Offenbach on Wednesday temporarily puts to rest speculation that Germany’s two biggest clubs, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, would support the European Club Association (ECA) backed plans for a closed format. 

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